Sericea Lespedeza, Chinese Bush Clover, Chinese Lespedeza, Silky Bush Clover, Sericea Lespedeza juncea sericea - Lespedeza cuneata

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Botanical Name:

Lespedeza juncea sericea









Common Name:

Sericea Lespedeza, Chinese Bush Clover, Chinese Lespedeza, Silky Bush Clover, Sericea

2-6 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:

Per NYS Regulation Part 575, this species is classified as an Invasive Species, and as a NYS based business we are not able to sell these seeds regardless of where the purchaser is located. We have this item listed for reference only.

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  • Lespedeza juncea sericea

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Pour boiling water over seed , let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: Seed needs warm temperatures after sowing to germinate (75 degrees F +).
In a Nutshell:
* Sericea lespedeza is native to eastern and central Asia . It was initially planted in the United States in 1896 at the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station . In the 1920s and 30s, sericea lespedeza was grown and planted for erosion control and mine reclamation but was not widely utilized as a pasture species until the 1940s. more...
* Lespedeza cuneata is a species of flowering plant in the legume family known by the common names Chinese bushclover and sericea lespedeza, or just sericea. It is native to Asia and eastern Australia and it is present elsewhere as an introduced species and sometimes an invasive plant. more...
* This is listed as an INVASIVE SPECIES. Please check with your local regulations before purchasing seed

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